Critical writing about new horror?
August 21, 2016 2:38 PM   Subscribe

Please recommend me some new-ish critical/theoretical/academic writing on new-ish horror.


I was thinking about This House Has People In It, and it occurred to me that I'd like to read about it (and things like it) from a more critical/academic perspective. I'm completely outside of academia and don't know where writing like this might even be appearing.

I did hear about The New French Extremity, by Alexandra West, which I think is the kind of thing I'm looking for (although I haven't read it yet): writing that treats the subject as worthy of serious thought, from whatever perspective.

I'm defining horror and new very broadly on purpose!
posted by hapticactionnetwork to Media & Arts (1 answer total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
Best answer: Kier-La Janisse's House of Psychotic Women: An Autobiographical Topography of Female Neurosis in Horror and Exploitation Films is a sui generis work of criticism--maybe not academic, but both amazing and something that meets your criterion of treating the subject as worthy of serious thought.
posted by Wobbuffet at 3:53 PM on August 21, 2016 [1 favorite]

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